Analysis Of Francesco Petrach's The Eyes That Drew From Me Such Fervent Praich

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Francesco Petrarch’s “The Eyes that Drew from Me Such Fervent Praise” and Michael Drayton’s “Since There’s No Help, Come Let Us Kiss and Part” shed light on their speaking voices’ romantic relationships. Francesco Petrarch’s sonnet discusses lost love. The speaker reminisces over his dead lover’s charming features that he misses, while Michael Drayton’s sonnet focuses on the different stages the speaker goes through before he or she accepts that the lovers are separated and hopes that this will change. The two sonnets approach love in different ways. However, they both make use of the sonnet form and a sad tone, as well as imagery that provokes the reader’s senses, as my analysis will attempt to show. There are structural differences and variations of…show more content…
Francesco Petrarch employs the Italian sonnet’s form in “The Eyes that Drew from Me Such Fervent Praise”. More specifically, “The Eyes that Drew from Me Such Fervent Praise” is divided into an octave followed by a sestet. The first two quatrains introduce the speaker’s situation: he is mourning the loss of a beloved woman, probably his companion. The rest of the sonnet consists of two triplets forming a sestet, in which the speaker comments on his situation that was previously revealed. The “volta”, the turn of the poem, can be found between the octave and the sestet. The speaker actually changes mood and conveys his feelings with the use of a different tone from the octave. This is not the case in Michael Drayton’s “Since There’s No Help, Come Let Us Kiss and Part”. In this poem, Drayton uses the English or Shakespearean sonnet form. This sonnet consists of one stanza, but it
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